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Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
Member of the Lutheran Church in Greene County Pennsylvania.
Born in the Kingdom of Hannover Germany about 1738. He and his wife Mary Margaret and three children emigrated to America in 1771. They took a ship at Amsterdam and arrived in Philadelphia. Not being able to pay for their passage which was $300, he and his family were sold into servitude for a period of 6 years to pay off the debt.
The Hester family was treated with great cruelty by their master but towards the end of the first year, kind friends loaned them the money to procure their redemption, but the cruel master would not reduce the claim one cent on account of the year's service already performed.